The alice james award, formerly the beatrice hawley award, is given annually by alice james books. Congratulations to janine joseph, winner of the 2014 kundiman poetry prize. Alice james award submission deadline griffin poetry prize. Please note that alice james books does not accept unsolicited manuscripts outside of the award period. Kaveh akbar, calling a wolf a wolf alice james books the broody hunk of a man on the cover of the book, calling a wolf a wolf, is a dark precursor of the raw strength of this collection of poems. We are thrilled to share the cover for grave secrets, the laughoutloud debut by alice james, publishing in september 2020. Williams, author of thief in the interior alice james books, 2016, is featured in shadows of words. The award was established by the press in 1986 to honor cooperative member author beatrice hawley making the house fall down, 1977 who died in 1985 at fortyone years of age from lung cancer. After twentyone years in cambridge, massachusetts, alice james book affiliated with the university of maine at farmington and moved to this small community in the western maine mountains in september 1994. Submissions from emerging as well as established poets are welcome. Individual poems from the manuscript may have been previously published in magazines. To create an account input your email address and desired password below. Her book of poems, title tba, will be published in 2019.
Alice james books poetry prnt alice james books is news, information, and guides to literary magazines, independent publishers, creative writing programs, alternative periodicals, indie bookstores, writing contests, and more. Learn about alice james books and their active publishing projects. Alice james books 238 main street farmington, me 04938 established 2017. Alice james books is committed to collaborating with literary artists of excellence to publish books that matter. Alice james books the american literary translators. General interest fiction and nonfiction books unfortunately, we are unable to accept unsolicited manuscript submissions. Alice james takes submissions through, you guessed it a contest. We are pleased to receive query letters by usps or via email from authors and literary agents. The journal is located in the alice james books house intern loft on the university of maine at farmington campus. Alice james books is accepting submissions of poetry manuscripts to the alice james award, postmarked through november 1, 2017. We also accept submissions to the ajb translation series from september through march. The alice james award welcomes submissions from emerging as well as established poets. Jean strouse is the author of morgan, american financier as well as alice james, which won the bancroft prize. Alice james currently accepts poetry manuscript submissions through its annual competitions.
A poem emporium, cohosts the poet salon podcast, and helps edit a variety of literary journals and small presses. Originally founded to provide a voice for women writers, alice james books seeks to publish a broad range of voices from the poetry community now including men. Alta is affiliated with the university of arizona college of humanities. The alice james editorial board is composed of literary artists, representing a broad range of aesthetic styles and poetic voices. The press is committed to publishing books that matter by authors that may otherwise go unheard and to collaborating closely with authors in the publishing process. The 2021 alice james award will open march 1st via submittable. In fiction, he is primarily drawn to humor, and loves all things funny and sillybut still have that layer of heart. The mission to create and maintain space for women writers remains extremely relevantalmost as much today as it. Alice james and andrea in sacred valley outer banks.
Alice james books is accepting submissions of poetry manuscripts to the alice james award formerly the beatrice hawley award. Alice james books will be accepting submissions of poetry manuscripts to the alice james award formerly the beatrice hawley award postmarked through november 2nd, 2020. Alice james books will be accepting submissions of poetry manuscripts to the alice james award formerly the beatrice hawley award postmarked through november 1, 2018. She is currently the sue ann and john weinberg director of the dorothy and lewis b. Individuals may order books directly from ajb using the online bookstore on this site or through indiebound. The alice james books board along with members of the kundiman artistic staff selected her manuscript driving without a license. The mission of alice james books is to seek out and publish the best contemporary poetry by both established and emerging writers with an emphasis on. As of march 23, in an effort to ration daily postal burden, we will be shipping only on tuesdays and thursdays. The press welcomes submissions from emerging and established poets and is committed to publishing a broad range of poetic styles and voices. Alice james publishes the best contemporary poetry by established and emerging voices. Grave secrets book by alice james official publisher. The sandy is generously funded by the umf humanities departments and supported by the umf writers guild, alice james books, and the bfa creative writing program. The alice james award welcomes submissions from emerging as well as established poets who reside in the united states. Argos books is not currently accepting submissions.
Alice james books submission manager powered by submittable accept and curate digital content. I first encountered boa editions when i became obsessed with the work of. Alice james books, alice james award, 114 prescott street, farmington, me 04938. While alice james books has a strong history of publishing womens poetry, we.
Members of the editorial board, along with alice james executive editor, read submissions to the annual alice james award and work together to determine the winner by consensus. Alice james alice works as a writer, specialising in finance and travel. The winner of the previous ottoline prize is lesle lewis. Grave secrets by alice james 1 week ago posted by hanna. Hardcopy and electronic submissions via submittable. Eric howerton is a lecturer in creative writing at weber state university in ogden, utah, a graduate of the university of houstons phd program in creative writing, and a former fiction editor of gulf coast.
Patricia cumming, marjorie fletcher, jean pedrick, lee rudolph, ron schreiber, betsy sholl and cornelia veenendaal. Shira erlichman alice james books the poetry question. Heads up to all fans of true blood and buffy, our new. He is actively looking for both fiction and nonfiction picture books of any style. For bookstore owners, reopening holds promise and peril alexandra alter.
Alice james books creative writing university of maine farmington. Just say yes to life, kaveh akbar demands, and step into consequence. Nightboat books, a nonprofit organization, seeks to develop audiences for writers whose work resists convention and transcends boundaries, by publishing books rich with poignancy, intelligence and risk. Grave secrets blends urban fantasy and cosy crime with the perfect addition of a kickass heroine. It is available for purchase here kristin and i attended the creative writing program at georgia state university simultaneously, and i was lucky enough to see some of the poems in her collection early in their development across several workshops. Diane seuss, judge for a booklength collection of poetry written in english. Janine josephs debut poetry collection driving without a license explores liminal spaces inhabited by an undocumented immigrant from the philippines coming of age in the united states. The alice james award formerly the beatrice hawley award, which is open to residents of the united states, postmark deadline november 1, notification of winners in february.
Alice james books is a nonprofit cooperative poetry press founded in 1973. Boa has published three of lees books of poetry, plus a memoir and a book of conversations with the author. Alice james books invites umf student poets to the directors chair. Checks or money orders for hardcopy submissions should be made payable to alice james books. Submittable sign in alice james books submission manager. Our twelfth annual look at debut poets by dana isokawa in the januaryfebruary issue of. If you want to publish a manuscript, a good way to start is by looking for a literary agent in the literary marketplace. I first encountered boa editions when i became obsessed with the work of poet liyoung lee. Janine joseph holds an mfa from new york university and. Kristin robertson published her collection, surgical wing, with alice james books in may of 2017. Alice james books submission guidelines heypublisher. Reviewed by gabrielle bates gabrielle bates works for open books. Alice works as a writer, specialising in finance and travel.
The press takes submissions for a national poetry award and a poetryintranslation series each year. Manuscripts may be submitted online or by regular mail. This project charges fees or requires purchases for all submissions. Alice james books is a prominent independent poetry press that was founded in 1973 by five women and two men. While alice james books has a strong history of publishing womens poetry, it encourages submissions from all interested poets. My only lament is that it does not fit in my pocket, as it is the kind of collection one wishes to have with them at all times, the sort that reminds one how to live with equal parts grief and grace.885 592 660 64 1321 1147 437 569 910 587 672 39 616 832 411 121 83 1035 784 775 1145 879 459 438 481 999 1505 944 1016 1340 938 1165 855 576 476 1203 695 1309 1016 1286 1480 667 981 152 1167 27 1441 168